My 5 favourite Nutribullet recipes

nutribullet recipes

I’m a bit obsessed with my Nutribullet and I’m always being asked about smoothies in my nutritional therapy clinic so I thought it was only fair to share my 5 favourite Nutribullet recipes with you. 

There are lots of other blenders out there in various price ranges so there’s no need to feel left out. I’ve recently been introduced to the Breville Blend-Active which comes with portable spouted bottles that I personally feel are less cumbersome than the large Nutribullet cup. However, I do so love my Bullet!

Smoothies are such a versatile food/drink. They are great for breakfast but equally fab for a mid-afternoon snack instead of a slab of sugary cake. They’re also great for sneaking extra veg into kids without them realising! Who knew you could hide spinach in a blueberry milkshake?!

The key to making a well-balanced smoothie is to make sure you include the following components:

– Vegetables – you really can blend any veg. Green leafy veg like spinach and kale work really well, but cucumber, celery and carrot (if you have a strong blender) add freshness.

– Fruit – most people need some sweetness in their smoothie! Frozen fruit is great to have in stock – I love berries, pineapple and mango. Bananas make a creamy, filling smoothie. 

– Protein – this is essential if you want to avoid a blood sugar spike after your smoothie. If you are exercising, I always recommended protein within 45 minutes of training. I often use avocados in my smoothies as they are so creamy. Nut butters are fantastic, as are chia seeds, flaxseeds (whole or ground) or even protein powders. My favourite brands are SunWarrior or Pulsin but even these are an acquired taste for some! If your blender is strong enough, a good handful of raw nuts and/or seeds is a great addition to your smoothie.

– Fat – Again, fat is essential for so many processes in the body and guess what? Is doesn’t make you fat! People are finally cottoning on! Avos, nuts & seeds as mentioned above all provide excellent sources of ‘good fats’. Coconut oil is another great addition and I often throw a big dollop into mine.

– Other bits – you might want to add some green powders or superfood powders to charge up the nutrient content of your smoothie. Raw cacao is a great one for a chocolatey hit, and packed full of antioxidants. I often get my clients to put their supplements in their smoothies to save having to take extra capsules. Powdered probiotics can go in, Vitamin C powder, amino acids such as glutamine which is amazing for gut healing. 

So now you have the formula, you can create virtually any combination you like!

Check out my little video for a cleansing green smoothie which is great for your skin and won’t send you on the sugar rollercoaster. You can find the recipe in this post.

Here are my 5 favourite Nutribullet recipes:

Gorgeous Green-ness

1 pear
1/4 or 1/2 avocado (depending how thick you like it)
Large handful of spinach
Stick of celery
2 tsp almond butter
250mls non-dairy milk of your choicegreen smoothie

Tropical Green Loveliness

Several pineapple or mango chunks (fresh or frozen)
1/4 or 1/2 an avocado
Large handful of spinach
3″ chunk of cucumber
1 tbsp ground chia seeds
250mls water or coconut water

tropical smoothie

Berrylicious Breakfast

1 small banana
Couple of handfuls of raspberries (fresh or frozen)
Handful of kale
Large handful of porridge oats
1 tbsp Greek or Natural yoghurt
250mls non-dairy milk of your choice

Choco-Nut Indulgence

(this doesn’t necessarily follow the the formula but it’s a great treat if you’re craving some chocolate!)

1 small banana
1 tbsp cashew butter
1 tsp raw cacao powder
250mls almond milk

banana choc

Purple Prince

150g blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 an avocado
Handful of spinach
2 Brazil nuts
1 tsp coconut oil
250mls water coconut water

blueberry smoothie

1 Comment

  • Reply October 16, 2015

    Sally Ryan

    Oooooo love the Nutribullet recipes purple prince & the Chocolate on lovely 😃

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